barney_pb_f
I've been trying the free version to see how I liked it.

Created several brains (I really dislike that term <chortle />), then PB ceased to load.  The splash screen will come up, but not the GUI.  System Monitor reports a Java instance for every time I try to start the app, but only as sleeping.

I went through several normal OS updates, but didn't reboot after each one, so I have no idea which one, if, indeed, that is the cause, might have affected things.

I tried installing PB 4.5 over 4.1.x, to no avail.

'Preciate any ideas, 'cause I've run out of 'em.

Ubuntu (Hardy) 8.04.1
2.8 G Intel dual-core CPU
1G RAM
34 G free disk space, plus or minus
Java JRE 6


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jostber
Can you post your output.log from your Personalbrain catalogue?
TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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barney_pb_f
The output log (/opt/PersonalBrain/output.log) - install log? - follows.
 

PersonalBrain Free Version 4135

Java 1.6.0
Locale: en_US (Country: United States; Language: English)
Language file: English

Jul 15, 2008 5:18 PM

Program Location = /opt/PersonalBrain
Program Settings Location = /root/.PersonalBrain
Operating system: Linux
Look and feel set to: javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel
Text filters are present.
Start Thought = Phoenix,1
Text filters are disabled.
Text filters are not available or are disabled. Documents will not be converted.
HTML filters are not available or are disabled. Documents will not be converted.
Configuring notes editor...
Configuring notes editor completed.
Exception parsing preferences file: /root/.PersonalBrain/TheBrainPreferences.xml
java.io.FileNotFoundException: /root/.PersonalBrain/TheBrainPreferences.xml (No such file or directory)
at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:137)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:96)
at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.connect(FileURLConnection.java:87)
at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.getInputStream(FileURLConnection.java:178)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLEntityManager.setupCurrentEntity(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLVersionDetector.determineDocVersion(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XMLParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.DOMParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.DocumentBuilderImpl.parse(Unknown Source)
at javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.thebrain.personal.model.b.d.if(UserSettings.java:233)
at com.thebrain.personal.f.a.e.a(InstallTime.java:88)
at com.thebrain.personal.f.a.e.a(InstallTime.java:20)
at com.thebrain.personal.f.a.f.if(FeatureGate.java:37)
at com.thebrain.personal.b.a.case(NotesEditor.java:304)
at com.thebrain.personal.b.a.<init>(NotesEditor.java:246)
at com.thebrain.personal.view.d.<init>(MainFrame.java:183)
at com.thebrain.personal.controller.App$2.run(App.java:404)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:226)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:602)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:275)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:200)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:190)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:185)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:177)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:138)
Notes menus initialized

This application was created using:

BrainSDK - The Visual Network Interface
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(C) 1998-2006 TheBrain Technologies LP.
Email: info@thebrain.com
Phone: 310-751-5000
http://www.thebrain.com

animation set to delay of 20
animation set to delay of 20
Setting default Plex font to system font Dialog.plain
Unable to retrieve environment variable APPDATA (OS Limitation)
Could not locate mozilla folder
Exception parsing preferences file: /root/.PersonalBrain/TheBrainPreferences.xml
java.io.FileNotFoundException: /root/.PersonalBrain/TheBrainPreferences.xml (No such file or directory)
at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:137)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:96)
at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.connect(FileURLConnection.java:87)
at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.getInputStream(FileURLConnection.java:178)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLEntityManager.setupCurrentEntity(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLVersionDetector.determineDocVersion(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XMLParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.DOMParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.DocumentBuilderImpl.parse(Unknown Source)
at javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder.parse(Unknown Source)
at com.thebrain.personal.model.b.d.if(UserSettings.java:233)
at com.thebrain.personal.view.d.e(MainFrame.java:215)
at com.thebrain.personal.controller.App$2.run(App.java:453)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:226)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:602)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:275)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:200)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:190)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:185)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:177)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:138)
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.io.File.<init>(File.java:239)
at com.thebrain.personal.model.c.for(BrainButtonManager.java:85)
at com.thebrain.personal.model.c.<init>(BrainButtonManager.java:66)
at com.thebrain.personal.view.b.f.try(MainToolBar.java:333)
at com.thebrain.personal.view.b.f.repaint(MainToolBar.java:481)
at java.awt.Component.repaintParentIfNeeded(Component.java:2083)
at java.awt.Component.reshape(Component.java:2069)
at javax.swing.JComponent.reshape(JComponent.java:4165)
at java.awt.Component.setBounds(Component.java:2012)
at java.awt.Component.resize(Component.java:1946)
at java.awt.Component.setSize(Component.java:1935)
at java.awt.BorderLayout.layoutContainer(BorderLayout.java:814)
at java.awt.Container.layout(Container.java:1481)
at java.awt.Container.doLayout(Container.java:1470)
at java.awt.Container.validateTree(Container.java:1568)
at java.awt.Container.validateTree(Container.java:1575)
at java.awt.Container.validateTree(Container.java:1575)
at java.awt.Container.validateTree(Container.java:1575)
at java.awt.Container.validateTree(Container.java:1575)
at java.awt.Container.validate(Container.java:1540)
at java.awt.Window.show(Window.java:861)
at java.awt.Component.show(Component.java:1457)
at java.awt.Component.setVisible(Component.java:1409)
at java.awt.Window.setVisible(Window.java:842)
at com.thebrain.personal.view.d.e(MainFrame.java:224)
at com.thebrain.personal.controller.App$2.run(App.java:453)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:226)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:602)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:275)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:200)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:190)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:185)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:177)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:138)
animation set to delay of 40
Unable to retrieve environment variable APPDATA (OS Limitation)
Could not locate mozilla folder
Unable to retrieve environment variable APPDATA (OS Limitation)
Could not locate mozilla folder
About to shutdown due to window close...
Shutdown stage 1
Shutdown stage 2
Shutdown stage 3
Dock layout data saved.
Shutdown completed


In case I misunderstand and you want the config file, it follows here.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" standalone="no"?>

<UserBrainPreferences>
<BrainOptions>
<openOnClickActive>false</openOnClickActive>
<showEmptyThoughtIcons>false</showEmptyThoughtIcons>
<tableColumnNameIndex>0</tableColumnNameIndex>
<tableColumnSizeIndex>1</tableColumnSizeIndex>
<tableColumnTypeIndex>2</tableColumnTypeIndex>
<tableColumnDateModifiedIndex>3</tableColumnDateModifiedIndex>
<tableColumnLocationIndex>4</tableColumnLocationIndex>
<tableColumnNamePreferedSize>200</tableColumnNamePreferedSize>
<tableColumnSizePreferedSize>75</tableColumnSizePreferedSize>
<tableColumnTypePreferedSize>50</tableColumnTypePreferedSize>
<tableColumnDateModifiedPreferedSize>110</tableColumnDateModifiedPreferedSize>
<tableColumnLocationPreferedSize>300</tableColumnLocationPreferedSize>
<autoCapitalizeNames>false</autoCapitalizeNames>
<backgroundSpellcheck>true</backgroundSpellcheck>
<activeThoughtIndicator>true</activeThoughtIndicator>
<updateToolsOnMouseover>false</updateToolsOnMouseover>
<mouseWheelResizing>true</mouseWheelResizing>
<showImageThumbnails>true</showImageThumbnails>
<thoughtShadows>true</thoughtShadows>
<thoughtBackgrounds>true</thoughtBackgrounds>
<drawLinks>true</drawLinks>
<expandedViewRecenter>false</expandedViewRecenter>
<thickenHighlightedLinks>true</thickenHighlightedLinks>
<collapseOnActivate>false</collapseOnActivate>
<distantShrink>true</distantShrink>
<distantFade>true</distantFade>
<alwaysOnTop>false</alwaysOnTop>
<showToolbar>true</showToolbar>
<showEditionsInfoAtStartup>false</showEditionsInfoAtStartup>
<showMemoryInfo>true</showMemoryInfo>
<showVirtualThoughts>true</showVirtualThoughts>
<showTipsAtStartup>true</showTipsAtStartup>
<brainToggleButton>/home/barney/Email_brain</brainToggleButton>
<sortByTableColumnIndexNum>0</sortByTableColumnIndexNum>
<sortByIsReverseCompare>false</sortByIsReverseCompare>
<firstExpiry>true</firstExpiry>
<showJavaUpdate>true</showJavaUpdate>
<showLibrariesUpdate>true</showLibrariesUpdate>
<linkOnFileDrop>true</linkOnFileDrop>
<advancedDockingMode>true</advancedDockingMode>
<indexURLAttachments>true</indexURLAttachments>
<indexFileAttachments>true</indexFileAttachments>
<checkForUpdates>true</checkForUpdates>
<espClipboard>false</espClipboard>
<espKeyboard>false</espKeyboard>
<espIgnoreLowercase>true</espIgnoreLowercase>
<espCancelIfNotUsed>true</espCancelIfNotUsed>
<espActivate>0</espActivate>
<BrainContextInteger Number="1">10</BrainContextInteger>
<BrainContextInteger Number="3">12</BrainContextInteger>
<thoughtOrder>0</thoughtOrder>
<tipNumber>7</tipNumber>
<creationDate>1216160451084</creationDate>
<filterInactiveMoreThanDays>30</filterInactiveMoreThanDays>
<thoughtsCreated>137</thoughtsCreated>
<thoughtsActivated>287</thoughtsActivated>
<maximumFileSizeForConversion>10</maximumFileSizeForConversion>
<windowDockSide>-1</windowDockSide>
<windowRect>1920,219,1024,768</windowRect>
<mainWindowMaximized>false</mainWindowMaximized>
<userName>barney</userName>
<emailAddress/>
<linuxFileBrowser/>
<lastWallpaper/>
<lastExportPath/>
<lastBrainZipPath/>
<lastLinkFilePath>/home/barney/is.INI</lastLinkFilePath>
<lastLinkFolderPath/>
<lastMoveFileOutPath/>
<webSearchEngine/>
<recentBrain0>/home/barney/Email.brain</recentBrain0>
<recentBrain1>/home/barney/tour.brain</recentBrain1>
<recentBrain2>/home/barney/BrainTest.brain</recentBrain2>
</BrainOptions>
<SearchOptions>
<resultsDisplay>Separated</resultsDisplay>
<resultsPerPage>10</resultsPerPage>
<defaultSort>Relevance</defaultSort>
<onlyUnderActive>3</onlyUnderActive>
<modifiedSince/>
<refreshWebPages>Daily</refreshWebPages>
</SearchOptions>
</UserBrainPreferences>


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jostber
It seems like you have installed PB as root, which might lead to problems. Can you install PB again in your home catalogue, and run it as a user instead?
TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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barney_pb_f
Thanks, I'll try.

However, I can't find anything that tells me how to remove the existing installation - looked for that when I did the upgrade from 4.1.x to 4.5.

Will two installations, one root and one user, peacefully co-exist on the same machine?

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barney_pb_f
OK, now I remember why I installed as root.

When I try to install as me, I get the following response in Terminal.
Starting Installer ...

java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.exe4j.runtime.LauncherEngine.launch(Unknown Source)
at com.install4j.runtime.Launcher.main(Unknown Source)
java.lang.NullPointerException


I know not whether this error message has a Java source, a PB source, or an Ubuntu source.

Is there a particular JRE that I should have installed?  If so, which one?

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jostber
To uninstall the root version try:

/opt/PersonalBrain/./uninstall

Then use apt-get in ubuntu to reinstall java, and then reinstall PersonalBrain 4.5.0.8 as user.

TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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barney_pb_f
The problem here is that every time I try that - yeah, I did try it before - I get a window that Ubuntu (Hardy) greys out ... and it never comes back.  I have to forcibly kill it.

That part, of course, is probably Hardy, but it's still frustrating, ya know <grin />?

Oh, yeah ... if I try to repeat the command, I get one of two responses:
command not found;
is a directory.

But I can refresh the Nautilus window and everything is still there.  I have to reboot in order to get Ubuntu to play with it again.

I really think this is more a problem with Ubuntu than with JRE or PB, but I just don't have the knowledge to track it <sigh />.

Anyway, 'preciate the attempt to help.  (I have a feeling I'm going to have to wipe/reinstall Ubuntu to get past this, and I'm trying very hard to avoid that.  Don't wanna lose three months worth of work.)


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Ahmed
This doesn't actually strike me as a Ubuntu error. I know on Ubuntu there is a specific way to select which JRE you want to use.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-ubuntu-linux-install-configure-jdk-jre/

Maybe that might be the issue?
Thanks,
Ahmed
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jostber
This was also discussed in this thread:

http://forums.thebrain.com/tool/post/thebrain/vpost?id=2710456
http://forums.thebrain.com/tool/post/thebrain/show_single_post?pid=26733139&postcount=7


TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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barney_pb_f
Ahmed, jostber, thanks.

OK, it was, indirectly, an Ubuntu issue.  One of the updates I mentioned earlier was for the JRE.

That 2nd link from jostber gave me a config command.  The default (of 4) JRE was java-gcj.  When I changed it to java-6-sun, PB loaded again.

However, the PB running is v4.1.3.5 - apparently none of my attempts to install 4.5 or 4.5.0.8 were successful.

Since it's running again, I'm a bit leery of trying to upgrade again <chortle />.

Anyway, thanks for the help, and for sticking with me.

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runals
I too am having trouble with version 4.5 under Kubuntu 3.5.9. The issue is that it load just fine, and the 1st thought goes in just fine but when trying to add an additional thought the text box will not accept any input and the green check block is grayed out. Version 4.5 will operate as advertised in Vista. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but same thing goes on.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance

Andrew

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jostber
Did you try this?

http://forums.thebrain.com/tool/post/thebrain/show_single_post?pid=26733139&postcount=7


TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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runals

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runals
Nope, but I will - Thanks
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